The Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, previously the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 2016

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A Pilot Study of Deaf Trauma Survivors’ Experiences: Early Traumas Unique to Being Deaf in a Hearing World, Melissa L. Anderson, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, Wyatte C. Hall, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Infertility and Perinatal Loss: When the Bough Breaks, Amritha Bhat and Nancy Byatt

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Improving perinatal depression care: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Barry Sarvet, Marcy Ravech, Jeroan J. Allison, and John Straus

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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing, Nancy Byatt, Lori Pbert, Safiyah Hosein, Holly A. Swartz, Linda Weinreb, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA, Nancy Byatt, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh, and Molly E. Waring

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A randomized controlled trial of a videoconferencing smoking cessation intervention for Korean American women: preliminary findings, Sun S. Kim, Somporn Sitthisongkram, Kunsook Bernstein, Hua (Julia) Fang, Won S. Choi, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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The Development of a Standardized Tool to Evaluate Physical Health Websites through the Lens of Persons with Serious Mental Illness, Len L. Levin, Zlatina Kostova, Joanne Nicholson, Elaine R. Martin, and Kathleen Biebel

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Developing a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Understanding of the Repeat Use of Psychiatric Emergency Services, Alisa K. Lincoln, Lori Wallace, Mary Sharon Kaminski, Kirstin Lindeman, Louise Aulier, and Jonathan Delman

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Association of common mental disorder symptoms with health and healthcare factors among women in rural western India: results of a cross-sectional survey, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nancy Byatt, Anusha Prabhakaran, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Jagdish Vankar, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

Publications from 2015

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Behavioral Health Care Needs, Detention-Based Care, and Criminal Recidivism at Community Reentry From Juvenile Detention: A Multisite Survival Curve Analysis, Matthew C. Aalsma, Laura M. White, Katherine S. Lau L, Anthony Perkins, Patrick Monahan, and Thomas Grisso

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Working Therapeutically With Deaf People Recovering From Trauma and Addiction, Melissa L. Anderson, Neil S. Glickman, Lisa Mistler, and Marco Gonzalez

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Trauma-Informed Care in the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Beth Barto, Jessica L. Griffin, Jenifer Goldman Fraser, Hilary Hodgdon, and Ruth Bodian

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Mental health problems in young male offenders with and without sex offences: a comparison based on the MAYSI-2, Cyril Boonmann, Rebecca Nelson, Frank DiCataldo, Lucres M.C. Jansen, Theo A.H. Doreleijers, Robert Vermeiren, Olivier F. Colins, and Thomas Grisso

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Implementation of Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Staff: Organizational Context and Stakeholder Perspectives, Jay Bryon, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Caroline McGrath, Jean A. Frazier, Fernando de Torrijos, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy increases the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, but the absolute risk is low, Nancy Byatt and Marlene P. Freeman

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iMStrong: Deployment of a Biosensor System to Detect Cocaine Use, Stephanie Carreiro, Hua (Julia) Fang, Jianying Zhang, Kelley Wittbold, Shicheng Weng, Rachel Mullins, David A. Smelson, and Edward W. Boyer

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Smoking Topography in Korean American and White Men: Preliminary Findings, Sangkeun Chung, Sun S. Kim, Nisha Kini, Hua (Julia) Fang, David Kalman, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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The relation of standardized mental health screening and categorical assessment in detained male adolescents, Olivier F. Colins, Thomas Grisso, Eva Mulder, and Robert Vermeiren

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Increase in untreated cases of psychiatric disorders during the transition to adulthood, William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Maryann Davis, Barbara J. Burns, Adrian Angold, and E Jane. Costello

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E-mail to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening Within Social Networks: Acceptability and Content, Sarah L. Cutrona, Joann L. Wagner, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew Williams, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Facilitators and barriers to the active participation of clients with serious mental illnesses in medication decision making: the perceptions of young adult clients, Jonathan Delman, Jack A. Clark, Susan V. Eisen, and Victoria A. Parker

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Cue-induced craving in patients with cocaine use disorder predicts cognitive control deficits toward cocaine cues, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, David Smelson, and Nathan Guevremont

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Hippocampal volume reduction in female but not male recent abstinent methamphetamine users, Jiang Du, Meina Quan, Wenxu Zhuang, Na Zhong, Haifeng Jiang, David N. Kennedy, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Xiaoduo Fan, and Min Zhao

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Sex differences in mental health and substance use disorders and treatment entry among justice-involved Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration, Andrea K. Finlay, Ingrid A. Binswanger, David Smelson, Leon Sawh, Jim McGuire, Joel Rosenthal, Jessica Blue-Howells, Christine Timko, Janet C. Blodgett, Alex H.S. Harris, Steven M. Asch, and Susan Frayne

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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss and CVD Risk Management, Carl E. Fulwiler, Sinead Sinott, Judson A. Brewer, and Eric Loucks

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The First Step in Health Reform for Those With Serious Mental Illness: Integrating the Dis-Integrated Mental Health System, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Memantine improves buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependent young adults, Gerardo Gonzalez, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, Mauricio Romero-Gonzalez, David Smelson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Monika Kolodziej

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Feasibility of an Assessment Tool for Children's Competence to Consent to Predictive Genetic Testing: a Pilot Study, Irma M. Hein, Pieter W. Troost, Robert Lindeboom, Imke Christiaans, Thomas Grisso, Johannes B. van Goudoever, and Ramon J.L. Lindauer

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Acceptance and commitment therapy smoking cessation treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a pilot study, Megan Kelly, Hannah Sido, John P. Forsyth, Douglas M. Ziedonis, David Kalman, and Judith Cooney

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An Elective in College Mental Health for Training Adult Psychiatry Residents in Young Adult Psychiatry, Daniel Kirsch, Mirjana Domakonda, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Mary S. Ahn

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Mental health issues among college students: who gets referred for psychopharmacology evaluation?, Daniel J. Kirsch, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Debbie Truong

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The Limits of Person-centered Care, Charles W. Lidz

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Why is therapeutic misconception so prevalent?, Charles W. Lidz, Karen Albert, Paul S. Appelbaum, Laura B. Dunn, Eve Overton, and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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A splitting brain: Imbalanced neural networks in schizophrenia, Mingli Li, Wei Deng, Zongling He, Qiang Wang, Chaohua Huang, Lijun Jiang, Qiyong Gong, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Jean A. King, Xiaohong Ma, Nanyin Zhang, and Tao Li

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Developing a community-based participatory research model to engage transition age youth using mental health service in research, Alisa K. Lincoln, Ryan Borg, and Jonathan Delman

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Predictors of outpatient mental health clinic follow-up after hospitalization among Medicaid-enrolled young adults, Leslie Marino, Lawrence S. Wissow, Maryann Davis, Michael T. Abrams, Lisa B. Dixon, and Eric P. Slade

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Preliminary needs assessment of mobile technology use for healthcare among homeless veterans, D. Keith McInnes, Gemmae M. Fix, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Beth Ann Petrakis, Leon Sawh, and David A. Smelson

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Attitudes toward Substance Abuse Clients: An Empirical Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees, Chandra R. Mundon, Melissa L. Anderson, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Creating positive parenting experiences: Family Options., Joanne Nicholson, Toni Wolf, and Kathleen Biebel

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An Auto-Ethnographic Study of "Open Dialogue": The Illumination of Snow, Mary Olson

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Distal and Proximal Religiosity as Protective Factors for Adolescent and Emerging Adult Alcohol Use, Michelle V. Porche, Lisa R. Fortuna, Amy B. Wachholtz, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Feasibility Study for Demonstration of Supported Education to Promote Educational Attainment and Employment among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Final Report, Heather Ringelsen, Amy Ryder-Burge, Marsha Langer Ellison, Kathleen Biebel, and Shums Alikhan

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Decision Making and the IACUC: Part 1- Protocol Information Discussed at Full-Committee Reviews, Jerald Silverman, Charles W. Lidz, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Alexandra Murray, Lorna J. Simon, and Richard G. Rondeau

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A cluster randomized Hybrid Type III trial testing an implementation support strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA homeless programs, David A. Smelson, Matthew Chinman, Sharon McCarthy, Gordon Hannah, Leon Sawh, and Mark Glickman

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Decreased cortical thickness in drug naive first episode schizophrenia: in relation to serum levels of BDNF, Xueqin Song, Meina Quan, Luxian Lv, Xue Li, Lijuan Pang, David N. Kennedy, Steven M. Hodge, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Xiaoduo Fan

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Multimodal imaging measures predict rearrest, Vaughn R. Steele, Eric D. Claus, Eyal Aharoni, Gina M. Vincent, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Investing in the health and well-being of young adults, Clare Stroud, Leslie R. Walker, Maryann Davis, and Charles E. Irwin Jr

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Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Annual Report to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 2014-2015, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Jonathan Delman, Colleen E. McKay, and Lisa M. Smith

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Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL:YV: an item response theory examination across gender, Siny Tsang, Karen M. Schmidt, Gina M. Vincent, Randall T. Salekin, Marlene M. Moretti, and Candice L. Odgers

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Evaluation of tobacco use on Chinese population through ATTOC model: a cross-sectional survey on hospitalized psychiatric patients, Xue Wang, Zugui Peng, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Chaomin Wang, Bo Yu, and Tao Li

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Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, and the Transition to Adulthood: A Review of Service System Involvement and Unmet Needs in the U.S, Kristyn Zajac, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Maryann Davis

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Decisional Capacity in Pregnancy: A Complex Case of Pregnancy Termination, Isheeta Zalpuri, Nancy Byatt, Stacey B. Gramann, Nehama Dresner, and Rebecca Brendel

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Integrating Recovery-Oriented Practices for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders: With Tobacco & Schizophrenia Case Example, Douglas M. Ziedonis

Publications from 2014

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Predictive accuracy in the neuroprediction of rearrest, Eyal Aharoni, Joshua Mallett, Gina M. Vincent, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status, Melissa L. Anderson and Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi

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Does seeking safety reduce PTSD symptoms in women receiving physical disability compensation, Melissa L. Anderson and Lisa M. Najavits

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity among individuals with physical disabilities: findings from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, Melissa L. Anderson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lisa M. Najavits

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PTSD/SUD in Individuals with Physical Disabilities: Identifying Problems and Promising Interventions, Melissa L. Anderson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Implementing an intervention for parents with mental illness: Building workforce capacity, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, and Katherine Woolsey

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Depression and anxiety among high-risk obstetric inpatients, Nancy Byatt, Katherine Hicks-Courant, Autumn Davidson, Ruth Levesque, Eric O. Mick, Jeroan J. Allison, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Psychopathic traits modulate brain responses to drug cues in incarcerated offenders, Lora M. Cope, Gina M. Vincent, Justin L. Jobelius, Prashanth K. Nyalakanti, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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The Development of Comorbid Conduct Problems in Children With ADHD: An Example of an Integrative Developmental Psychopathology Perspective, Jeffrey S. Danforth, Daniel F. Connor, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Reducing Recidivism and Symptoms in Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Justice System Involvement, Maryann Davis, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Michael R. McCart

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Participatory Action Research, Jonathan Delman

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Adapting Supported Employment for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa V. Klodnick, Gary R. Bond, Izabela M. Krzos, Susan M. Kaiser, Marc A. Fagan, and Maryann Davis

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Refocusing gun policy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Motivations of Patients with Diabetes to Participate in Research, Cynthia Geppert, Philip J. Candilis, Stephen P. Baker, Charles W. Lidz, Paul Appelbaum, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Influence of the HCR-20, LS/CMI, and PCL-R on Decisions About Parole Suitability Among Lifers, Laura Guy, Cliff Kusaj, Ira K. Packer, and Kevin S. Douglas

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Evaluation of a statewide implementation of supported employment in Massachusetts, Alexis D. Henry, Lobat Hashemi, and Jianying Zhang

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A Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Intervention for Korean Americans: A Mediating Effect of Perceived Family Norm Toward Quitting, Sun S. Kim, Seong-Ho Kim, Hua (Julia) Fang, Simona Kwon, Donna Shelley, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Population-based initiatives in college mental health: students helping students to overcome obstacles, Daniel Kirsch, Stephanie L. Pinder-Amaker, Charles Morse, Marsha Langer Ellison, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Michelle B. Riba

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Exploring Knowledge Exchange at the Research-Policy-Practice Interface in Children's Behavioral Health Services, Laurel K. Leslie, Susan Maciolek, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Joanne Nicholson

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Context is everything: psychological data and consent to research, Charles W. Lidz and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Therapeutic misconception in clinical trials: fighting against it and living with it, Charles W. Lidz and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Recent research related to juvenile sex offending: findings and directions for further research, H. Martin Malin, Fabian M. Saleh, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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The potential for health-related uses of mobile phones and internet with homeless veterans: results from a multisite survey, D. Keith McInnes, Leon Sawh, Beth Ann Petrakis, Sowmya R. Rao, Stephanie L. Shimada, Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, Allen L. Gifford, Henry D. Anaya, and David A. Smelson

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Creating Options for Family Recovery: A Provider's Guide to Promoting Parental Mental Health, Joanne Nicholson, Toni Wolf, Chip Wilder, and Kathleen Biebel

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An Outcome Study of Seeking Safety With Rural Community-Based Women, Beverly J. Patitz, Melissa L. Anderson, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Response to: The Selective Allure of Neuroscience and Its Implications for The Courtroom, Ekaterina Pivovarova

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The Expert Witness as a Traveling Sprinkler, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley Brodsky

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Towards Wariness Between Attorneys and Neuroscience Clinicians, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley Brodsky

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Safety Monitoring and Withdrawal of Psychiatric Research Participants, Ekaterina Pivovarova and Philip J. Candilis

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A Polygraph Primer: What Litigators Need to Know, Ekaterina Pivovarova, Judith G. Edersheim, Justin Baker, and Bruce H. Price

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Protecting Our Parents: Can Science Help?, Bruce H. Price, Ekaterina Pivovarova, and Judith G. Edersheim

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Medicaid lapses and low-income young adults' receipt of outpatient mental health care after an inpatient stay, Eric Slade, Lawrence Wissow, Maryann Davis, Michael Abrams, and Lisa B. Dixon

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Changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines and body weight during 6-month risperidone treatment in drug naive, first-episode schizophrenia, Xueqin Song, Xiaoduo Fan, Xue Li, Wei Zhang, Jinsong Gao, Jingping Zhao, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Luxian Lv

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Prolactin serum levels correlate with inflammatory status in drug-naive first-episode schizophrenia, Xueqin Song, Xiaoduo Fan, Jianjiang Zhang, Hui Zheng, Xue Li, Lijuan Pang, Xumei Chen, Wei Zhang, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Luxian Lv

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Personal accounts: recovery is resilience in the face of symptoms, Richard J. Stewart and Jeffrey L. Geller

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers, Linda F. Weinreb, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau

Publications from 2013

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Neuroprediction of future rearrest, Eyal Aharoni, Gina M. Vincent, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Supporting Recovery in the Deaf Community: Creating Continuum of Behavioral Health Care in Central Massachusetts, Melissa L. Anderson, Neil S. Glickman, Lisa Mistler, Susan Jones, Monika E. Kolodziej, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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A collaborative care model to improve access to pediatric mental health services, Onesky Aupont, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Christopher Stille, Mayra Tisminetzky, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Neuropsychological correlates of symptom dimensions in inpatients with major depressive disorder, Michael R. Basso, Dennis R. Combs, Rod Purdie, Philip J. Candilis, and Robert Bornstein

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Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behaviors of Emergency Department Providers, Marian E. Betz, Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Ivan Miller, Ashley F. Sullivan, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients, Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Community Mental Health Provider Reluctance to Provide Pharmacotherapy May Be a Barrier to Addressing Perinatal Depression: A Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Rebecca S. Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda F. Weinreb, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Barriers and Facilitators to Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Patient's views on depression care in obstetric settings: how do they compare to the views of perinatal health care professionals, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lori Pbert